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Greet­ings & Salu­ta­tions! Here’s what’s new this week in the Stan­dard Com­mu­nity… De­spite Old Man Win­ter’s blus­tery ar­rival on No­vem­ber 22, the Stan­dard Curl­ing Club hosted a suc­cess­ful 3-day mixed bon­spiel. The “Dar­ren Firkus Rink” (team), de­feated the ‘Kyle Gor­don Rink” to win the “A” event. The “Lance Larsen Rink” bested the “Kyle Crump Rink” to win the “B” event, and the “Don Cuthill Rink” van­quished the “Paige Sev­ert­son Rink” to win the “C” event. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all! The Curl­ing Club wished to thank all those who par­tic­i­pated and made this event pos­si­ble. Spe­cial thanks go to, Baker Hughes, Getz-Collins & As­so­ciates, Vann Laar Farms Ltd, and Don Cuthill for their spon­sor­ship. Also, a “Thank You” shout out to Gle­ichen Stan­dard Trans­port, who pro­vided the pizza sup­per on Satur­day. Reg­u­lar curl­ing be­gan on No­vem­ber 27. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact, Don Cuthill at 403 644 3757, or Dar­ren Firkus at 403 934 7787.

Did you know… In Norse mytholo­gies, Ullr was the god of win­ter. Son of a frost gi­ant, he would rule As­gard in Odin’s ab­sence in the win­ter. It was be­lieved he cre­ated the north­ern lights to help com­pen­sate for the short­ened day­light dur­ing the sea­son. As time pro­gressed, sto­ries of an­cient gods of win­ter be­gan to trans­form into new per­son­i­fi­ca­tions of the sea­son. The old gods rid­ing across lands on icy winds trans­formed to the more mod­ern adap­ta­tions, such as Old Man Win­ter, or Rus­sia’s Fa­ther Frost. These per­son­i­fi­ca­tions have be­come col­lo­qui­alisms for the win­ter sea­son, evolv­ing from old world re­li­gious roots to fig­ures in lit­er­a­ture and pop cul­ture.

The Cana­dian Pa­cific (CP) Hol­i­day Train will soon set out once again to en­ter­tain hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple, cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of col­lect­ing food and rais­ing funds for food banks across North Amer­ica.

The CP Hol­i­day Train pro­gram launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 mil­lion and gath­ered 4.3 mil­lion pounds of food for com­mu­ni­ties along CP’s routes in Canada and the United States. Ev­ery pound and dol­lar raised at each stop stays with the lo­cal food bank to help feed those in need in that com­mu­nity. The CP Hol­i­day Train will be ar­riv­ing in Gle­ichen on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, at 9:55 p.m., with per­form­ers, Terri Clark, Sierra No­ble and Kelly Prescott.

Socks are im­por­tant. Socks ab­sorb and wick away mois­ture, pro­vide cush­ion­ing, and re­duce wear and tear on your feet. Your heels take most of the im­pact and as we age the fatty pad on our heels gets thin­ner. The cush­ion­ing from socks be­comes more im­por­tant be­cause it helps to ab­sorb more of the im­pact from walk­ing and stand­ing.

For daily use it is rec­om­mended to wear socks made of nat­u­ral fibers like cot­ton or wool. For ath­letic pur­poses, syn­thetic ma­te­ri­als are rec­om­mended to wick away sweat and mois­ture. A foot care clinic is of­fered ev­ery six weeks at the Se­nior’s Cen­tre. The next date avail­able is Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13. Please con­tact Donna at 403 644 3849 for more in­for­ma­tion.

A Re­minder … The Stan­dard Se­niors Cen­tre is avail­able to rent for your func­tion or fam­ily gath­er­ing. It comes with a com­mer­cial dish­washer and lots of space to eat and visit! Best of all, the Christ­mas tree is al­ready up and dec­o­rated! Call Art Tel­lier to check on avail­abil­ity at 403 644 3742 or 403 901 9229.

Save the date… The Vil­lage of Stan­dard and Coun­cil will be host­ing the Vil­lage Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion De­cem­ber 15th. Be pre­pared to en­joy an evening around a bon­fire with treats and prizes, along with the an­nual Christ­mas dis­play com­pe­ti­tion. Stay tuned for more de­tails!

A Re­minder… The Fam­ily Christ­mas Dance will be held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21, from 7:00 – 12:00 am, at the Stan­dard Com­mu­nity Hall. All pro­ceeds will go to sup­port the Stan­dard Playschool.

Quote of the week… “To ap­pre­ci­ate the beauty of a snowflake it is nec­es­sary to stand out in the cold.” - Aris­to­tle

This is Adreena re­port­ing for the Vil­lage of Stan­dard. De­cem­ber sub­mis­sion Dead­lines: De­cem­ber 7, 14, and 26 for the fol­low­ing week, with no is­sue the week of the 24. Please sub­mit news items to the stan­dard­[email protected] , phone 403-644-3995 or stop in at the li­brary.

Have a great friends! week

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